Can a space suit be used as a deep sea diving suit that could take humans to the ocean floor? Why?

– Xochielt Sanchez

Answer by Robert Frost:

No.  While the EMU suit is watertight, and we do use it in a 40 ft (12 m) deep pool to train the astronauts, it is designed to hold pressure in, not to keep it out.

At the ocean floor, a diver is under great pressure from the crushing weight of the water above.  A metal box can be crushed.  The structure of the suit would not protect the person wearing it.

Can a space suit be used as a deep sea diving suit that could take humans to the ocean floor? Why?

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